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English Definitionnot equal to; not as good as; inferior to; it would be better to
Simplified Script不如
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄨˋ ㄖㄨˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bat1jyu4
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (连) conjunction
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
(negative prefix); not; no
as; as if; such as

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Words With Same Head Word    
不同bùtóngdifferent; distinct; not the same; not alike
不久bùjiǔnot long (after); before too long; soon; soon after
不错bùcuòcorrect; right; not bad; pretty good
不但bùdànnot only (... but also...)
不用bùyòngneed not
Words With Same Tail Word    
例如lìrúfor example; for instance; such as
比如bǐrúfor example; for instance; such as
譬如pìrúfor example; for instance; such as
还不如hái bùrúto be better off ...; might as well ...
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